Green light for Dulwich College's Net Zero pioneer

26 May 2021


Southwark Council has given the green light for a series of extensions and refurbishment works at Dulwich College.

Working alongside alma-nac, engineersHRW, B|D Landscape Architects and Quantem Consulting, we are providing Net Zero Carbon consultancy, M&E Engineering and Acoustics.

The project includes revamping existing school buildings, replacing the existing library with a new ‘knowledge exchange’, providing a 225-person hall for the junior school, an arts wing, a two-storey administration building and wellbeing centre for the lower school, plus improved play spaces.

From the outset, Dulwich College prioritised the sustainability aspirations of the project, seeking to implement practical and sustainable design strategies across the estate. We worked extensively with the college to complete an energy and carbon study, that included detailed operational energy modelling and embodied carbon analysis, based on the Stage 2 design. We then modelled several design options (including improved fabric, heat pumps and CLT) to assess the relative carbon contributions and worked with Quantem to determine the cost per tonne of CO2 reduction for the different options. This enabled the college to choose the most efficient and cost-effective carbon reduction measures.

As an outcome of our energy and carbon study, the project has been registered as a London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) net zero carbon pioneer project.

We look forward to further developing the designs with the college and the design team.

Read more on the Architects' Journal website here.

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